Rockfax Description
A fantastic, but often frustrating and energy sapping route which is getting rather polished. Very safe, but strenuous to make it so. Climb to the groove and bridge up this until a layback sequence is demanded. If successful, move left to easier climbing leading to the break. Direct finish - straight up from the top of the groove. © Rockfax

FA. T.Proctor, C.Jackson 8.71. FA. (Direct finish) G.Gibson, I.Riddington 24.5.84 Aug/1971

Ticklists: Trad climbs for sport climbers, World Graded List, Peak Rock/10/White Life.

oread 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S


markalmack 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Hard when dirty!

Rachel Slater 04/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Quite simply, nails.

Justin T 04/Aug/14 Lead dog

Awesome sandbag!

with Rachel
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Alex@home 11/Jul/13 Lead dog

hard. and pumpy. and dirty - when was this last climbed? bit disappointed not to get the onsight but gave it my all and fell just before the rotten stuck wire. after a rest i found a better way of doing that section which is easier and less strenuous. next time...

with The Doctor
Hannes B 28/Mar/12 2nd
with Sam H
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead
Brown 01/Oct/11 2nd
with Henry
w.pettet-smith ?/Aug/11 2nd

really hard! looks pretty grubby from the ground but is mainly clean

with greg
Speeddemonsi 02/Jul/11 Lead
Misha 04/Jun/11 Lead dog

Had been hoping to get it clean this time. Getting to the crux wasn't easy but not too bad. Unfortunately then had the usual problem - couldn't read the moves quickly enough, so fell off the crux. Got back on, made a bit more progress and slipped off carelessly. Got it third go (sort of laybacking). Clean to the top after the crux, going left at the thread, then finishing direct past a hard section which was a bit dirty. Disappointed not to get this clean.

with Tom, Mark
tuftynick 19/May/11 2nd rpt
with ben winston
masa-alpin 17/Apr/11 Lead dog

Fell at the crux once, then had a rest before and after the crux for each. Disappointed. But it was an excellent route.

with Ed P
Michael Ryan 10/Apr/11 2nd
with Lucian Cottle, Chris Plant, Nic Kidd, Mark Leach, Craig Smith
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead dnf
kingholmesy ??/2011 Lead dog
AlexRenshaw 11/Jul/10 2nd
with Tim Raffle, Thomas Renshaw
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Bry 26/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Trys
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Misha 23/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Dogged it to the crux, getting increasingly knackered. Fell off the crux a few times (couldn't quite get the balance right), then gave up. Top roped without too much of a problem after Brian led the route. Another one to come back and do cleanly.

Brian Rodgers 23/Aug/09 Lead β

Some gear already in as Misha failed to lead it.

with Misha
DavidEvans ?/Jul/09 2nd
Adam Ellwood 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Dave Evans
skygodley 11/May/08 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2008 -
nige 23/Aug/07 Lead
with sven rowan
Toby Dunn 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Joe Bawden
Ram MkiV 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Al
Alex Mason 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S

lead on steves 'pre-placed' gear, although i hung around a little to get a more acceptable tick. finished up the big flake on left, direct looked mucky and crap.

Ian Jones ??/2007 -
Boy ??/2006 -
shark 09/Jul/05 Lead rpt
with Mike Garton
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2003 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
mikedelderfield 07/Jun/96 Lead O/S
ste_d 01/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with mik
robtrooper ??/1996 Lead O/S
Billg ??/1995 Lead O/S
steveb2006 21/Aug/94 Lead RP

1 fall, lower off

with Jo Pycroft
Dave Musgrove 04/Jul/93 2nd
with David
Hidden ?/Jun/93 Lead
Roget 28/Mar/93 Lead RP
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead
Tony Little 19/Aug/92 Lead RP
with Merk
steveb2006 16/May/92 Lead

Hard work - even with 2 bit sof insitu gear

with Simon Mee
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/91 2nd
Hidden ??/1991 -
keefe 14/Jul/90 AltLd
Glenn Sutcliffe 14/Jul/90 AltLd
with keefe
andybirtwistle 19/May/90 Lead
with Steve Brewis
Rich Kirby ?/Mar/90 Lead O/S
DDDD ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
Dave Douglas 20/Jul/89 2nd O/S
with Stuart Cameron
phardman 25/Jun/89 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/89 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/89 Lead
craig d ?/Jun/89 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 30/Apr/89 Lead
with Grahame Nicoll
Hidden 13/Apr/89 Lead
Bulls Crack ??/1989 Lead O/S
shark ??/1988 Lead
with John Codling
Stoney Boy ?/Jun/87 2nd
with Steve Wigmore
rob.grafton ??/1987 -
Hidden ??/1986 2nd
Derek Furze ??/1986 Lead
sadams 27/Jul/85 2nd
with Robin Curley
Dave Musgrove 03/Jul/85 AltLd
with Kim Greenald
Hidden 25/May/85 -
Mike Owen 17/May/85 -
with Simon King
shark 26/Apr/85 Lead
with Dave Marsh
andy gittins ??/1985 -
sadams 23/Jun/84 2nd
with Pete Herrod
Ian Jones ??/1983 -
with Rich Lewis, Robert Kieske, Mick Ward, Karen Ghiselli
Hidden ??/1982 -
Andy Stephenson 02/Aug/81 2nd
with Chris Plant
redjerry ?/Jun/80 Lead O/S
with Roy Williamson
Mark Kemball 11/May/80 Lead
with John Jefferies
Andy Edgar ??/1976 Lead O/S
with Mick Hardwick
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